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    Posted November 4, 2010 by
    Knoxville, Tennessee
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    Your iconic portraits

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    What a difference a year can make.


    Not simply pictures, these portraits have the power to shock, amuse,  inform and reveal -- the best summing up complex situations in a single  glance and flick of the shutter.


    Just a year before my little daughter Jessie was all about Santa Claus. Christmas 1978 she was terrified. I was able to snap this photo before we removed her from the "evil" old elf.

    By Christmas 1979 she was loving Santa agin.

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